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Sergeant Frank Gaughan | Needham Police Department, Massachusetts Needham Police Department, Massachusetts

Sergeant

Frank Gaughan

Needham Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Saturday, November 28, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 3 years

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Military veteran

Cause: Heart attack

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Sergeant Gaughan suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after assisting at the scene of a large house fire on Charles River Street. He had returned to the police station at the Needham Town Hall when he suddenly began to feel ill and collapsed.

Sergeant Gaughan was a WWI veteran and had served with the agency for three years. He was survived by his wife and child.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 80th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace



Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
November 28, 2011

 

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